Motivations for Employee Computer Crime

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dc.contributor.author Willison, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-26
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-26T14:45:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-26T14:45:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03-26T14:45:39Z
dc.identifier.isbn 9788789550404
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7759
dc.description.abstract Within the IS security field, employee computer crime has received increased attention. Indeed, a number of researchers have focused their attention on the behaviour of the ‘insider’, both prior to and during the perpetration. Despite this, there is currently an absence of academic insight into the problem of workplace disgruntlement and how this may motivate employee computer crime. To address this deficiency, this paper draws on a body of knowledge called ‘organisational justice’, which examines how perceptions of fairness are formed. Under this umbrella term are four constructs which relate to different organisational phenomena and influence employees’ fairness perceptions. It is believed that these constructs, entitled distributive, procedural, interactional and informational justice, and the theories which underpin them, can not only assist in understanding, but also in mitigating disgruntlement. To illustrate this, a case of employee computer sabotage is analysed, highlighting which forms of organisational justice occurred, and how they could have been addressed. The discussion section notes how mitigating disgruntlement provides a new area for safeguard implementation, with the final part of the paper discussing the conclusions and potential for future research. en
dc.format.extent 28 s. en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper;2009-01
dc.title Motivations for Employee Computer Crime en
dc.type wp en
dc.accessionstatus modt09mar26 nijemo en
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en
dc.contributor.department Institut for Informatik en
dc.contributor.departmentshort INF en
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Informatics en
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INF en
dc.idnumber x65655916x en
dc.publisher.year 2009 en
dc.title.subtitle Understanding and Addressing Workplace Disgruntlement through the Application of Organisational Justice en


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